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It is, of course, a tribute to Dame Maggie that we end up rooting for Emily's version of the world rather than our own, and that we would rather live in Italy.
The scenery in this film is lush, the acting strong. But the material wanders and falters.
A story about guilt, love and happy endings, My House in Umbria is a delightful and uplifting encounter.
Thin and uninvolving ... [but] the performances are good in a muted sort of way.
Something about this film was just a tad off for this viewer. Maggie Smith as Mrs. Delahunty is faultless, but the story was maybe a little too pat, the treatment a little too sugary, the ending a little too deus ex machina. One expects a little more from a film produced by HBO. This seemed more suited to Hallmark. Beautiful cinematography, solid pacing, a decent cast, but still something was missing to make this truly enjoyable. I liked it, I just didn't love it.
A surprising and interesting story of strangers coming together.
So, I didn't realize this was an HBO movie when I rented it. Chris Cooper is hella annoying in this. Well, his character was annoying, so job well done I guess. The opening scene is awesome, the always watchable Maggie Smith + cool imagery = a winner. But, to me, things got less interesting as it went along. Ultimately, it feels too thin, and not worth the trip. This isn't bad, exactly; but you can pass.
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